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    Default Timing Belt Replacement

    I have been looking through the paperwork when the car was bought, then when the
    First Timing Belt Replacement was done.

    Vin VF3 2 C RFN F 41973195
    2001 206 GTI 2.0 16v
    28 1 2002 Bought New, but not by me

    Timing belt changed
    16 6 2008 at 90908

    What is the longest or best time anyone has changed their Timing Belt.
    It look as though it will be due June next year.

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    Thanks in advance for any reply's.
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    2001 206 GTI 2.0 16v
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    The rule with 205s is every 80,000 kms which is the same as my 2ltr C4.

    I believe some recommend it be done every 80k or four years, although I don't know how critical the 4 year time frame is.

    Before I changed my 205's belt, the previous owner had left it for six years and the belt was still intact (and looked ok when it came out).

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    Vin VF3 2 C RFN F 41973195
    2001 206 GTI 2.0 16v
    28 1 2002 Bought New, but not by me

    First Timing Belt Replacement was done.
    Timing belt changed
    16 6 2008 at 90908


    It look as though it will be due June next year.

    The Timing belt has only done 40400 in 3 years.
    I only do about 150kms per week.
    I do drive sensibly.
    So i will only do about 30000 in the following 4 years
    So what are my best options now replace every 4 years or?

    I have been searching for a replacement belt.
    Ready for next year
    I have found the Dayco and Gates belts.
    Are both belts good or does anyone have a preference

    Thanks in advance for any reply's.

    Ed

    2001 206 GTI 2.0 16v[/QUOTE]
    2001 206 GTI 2.0 16v

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    it's usually 80,000 km or 4 years whichever comes first. from all accounts it's not the distance but the aging of the belt whcih creates cracks in the belt etc or the tensioners and pulleys fail over time
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    There's more than just the belt. Tensioner, water pump, etc, all have some impact on how the belt goes through it's life cycle.

    Given the expense if the belt fails, I think it's cheaper to do it and associated hardware every 4 years as cheap insurance alone.

    Any mistake or part quality shortcomings when doing the belt will impact on its lifespan.

    One example is poor quality bearings in tensioners (or incorrect tension applied) which can cause the belt to run on the edge of the pulleys rubbing and fraying, or can cause the water pump to fail early, and so on.
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